Deepak Raghavan, MD, has joined Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) in response to the increasing volume of neuroradiology imaging studies handled by the practice, RAF CEO Ed Swager recently announced. Neuroradiology studies such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans of the brain, spine, head and neck assist in diagnosing conditions including tumors, stroke, trauma injuries and spinal degenerative disease.
Dr. Raghavan completed his diagnostic neuroradiology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a renowned teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School in Boston, where he was appointed the chief fellow in neuroradiology. Board certified by the American Board of Radiology, he also was a radiologist for Cape Cod Hospital before joining the Fredericksburg practice. He has co-authored medical research articles for a number of publications, including the Journal of Neurological Surgery.
Dr. Raghavan joins five other neuroradiology subspecialists among the practice’s 31 physicians: James D. Sprinkle Jr., MD, immediate past physician director; James J. Schuster Jr., MD; Daryle L. Darden, MD; Vishal Bindal, MD; and Edward C. Hwang, MD, section chief. He provides neuroradiology and other diagnostic radiology services to patients at facilities served by RAF including Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, Mary Washington Hospital, Medical Imaging of North Stafford, Stafford Hospital and Medical Imaging at Lee’s Hill.
Medical careers run in the family for Dr. Raghavan, who originates from North Caldwell, NJ. His parents, Padma Raghavan, MD, and Dr. Vijay Raghavan, MD, are primary care physicians at the Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System medical center in East Orange, NJ. Dr. Raghavan’s wife, Darshana Alle, MD, is an allergist and immunologist.
Dr. Raghavan knew from an early age that he wanted to follow his parents into medicine. While volunteering at their hospital during high school, he was mentored by a radiologist, who instilled in him an appreciation for the specialty.
“Radiologists play a significant role in diagnosing and supervising imaging procedures for a wide variety of diseases, from gastrointestinal conditions to neurological disorders. That variety and the ability to do something good drew me to the field,” Dr. Raghavan said.
Dr. Raghavan received his undergraduate degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business and his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, NJ. He completed his transitional intern year at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ, and his diagnostic radiology residency at Brown University in Providence, RI.